POSTED: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 7:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 7:14am
Climber broke his leg on San Jacinto Mountain
Presidio, TX — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; authorities in West Texas say a Houston man is lucky to be alive after he suffered a broken leg hiking up a mountain in Texas' remote Big Bend area.
Border Patrol authorities said Sunday the man, identified only as from Houston, suffered a compound leg fracture on San Jacinto Mountain, a nearly 5,000-foot peak north of Presidio.